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Board Meeting Highlights - December 13, 2017

 

At its December 13th meeting, The FUSD Board of Education:

 

Approved Administrative Appointment - The Board voted unanimously to appoint Karrie Ware as Assistant Principal of American High School effective immediately. Ware is currently serving as an Instructional Coach at the District Office.

 

Approved First Interim Budget Report for 2017-18 - The District’s general fund revenues are projected to increase by $7.1 million from the Adopted Budget to $349.1 million. Expenditures are projected to increase by $15.2 million to $364.9 million. Below is the summary of general fund revenue, expenditures and fund balance:

 

Description

Adopted Budget

First Interim Budget

Increase/(Decrease

Revenues

$342.0

$349.1

$7.1

Less: Expenditures

349.7

364.9

15.2

= Surplus/(Deficit)

($7.7)

($15.8)

($8.1)

Plus: Beginning Fund Balance

26.0

36.4

10.4

= Ending Fund Balance

$18.3

$20.6

$2.3

Less: Designations

7.8

9.7

1.8

=Reserve ($)

$10.5

$11.0

$0.5

= Reserve (%)

3.00%

3.00%

0.00%

 

The attached budget analysis shows the detailed explanation of the changes from the Adopted Budget to the First Interim Budget. As a result of the changes in the revenues and expenditures, the ending fund balance is projected to increase by approximately $2.3 million from the Adopted Budget. This leaves a reserve of approximately $11.0 million, an increase of $0.5 million from the Adopted Budget.  The District reserve is projected to remain at 3%. In order to maintain a 3% reserve in 2018-19 and 2019-20, the District must reduce its expenditures and/or enhance its revenues by $4.5 million and an additional $1.9 million, respectively. See full presentation here.

 

Received Update on the Mission San Jose High School Swimming Pool Replacement Project and Provide Direction to Staff - The Measure E Bond team has conducted an in-depth cost and scope analysis for each of the requested options as detailed below. 

  • Mission San Jose High School Swimming Pool Replacement Scope - This option consists of replacing the existing swimming pool with a new swimming pool and constructing a restroom building to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. This option complies with current water polo pool size standards. Considerable cost factors for this scope include:
  • New 11-lane pool and mechanical building
  • Restroom/shower building required by DSA
  • Retaining wall required to construct on the site
  • The estimated project cost for this option is $8.1 million and will require an additional $3.94 million in funding ($8.1 million project cost less $4.16 million in approved funding).

 

  • Mission San Jose High School Swimming Pool Repair Scope - This option consists of repairing the pool, not replacing the pool. In addition, this option requires the construction of a new restroom building to comply with ADA standards. The current pool does not comply with water polo size standards.  If this option is chosen, the water polo team will continue to use a pool at another facility. The associated rental fee will represent an ongoing expense to the District. Considerable cost factors for this scope include:
  • Restroom/shower building required by DSA
  • Added one (1) to 2 (two) years of escalation costs
  • The estimated project cost for this option is $5.83 million and will require an additional $1.67 million in funding ($5.83 million project cost less $4.16 million in approved funding).

 

  • Irvington High School Swimming Pool Replacement Scope - This option consists of replacing the existing swimming pool with a new swimming pool and constructing a restroom building to comply with ADA standards. This option complies with current water polo size standards. Considerable cost factors for this scope include:
  • New 11-lane pool and mechanical building
  • Restroom/shower building required by DSA
  • Added two to three years of escalation costs
  • The estimated project cost for this option is $9.45 million and will require an additional $5.29 million in funding ($9.45 million project cost less $4.16 million in approved funding). In addition, staff has evaluated the cost to repair the Irvington swimming pool. This option consists of repairing the existing swimming pool. In addition, this option requires the construction of a new restroom building to comply with ADA standards. The current pool does not meet water polo standards and as such, the water polo team would need to continue to use a pool at another facility. The associated rental fee is an ongoing expense to the District. Considerable cost factors for this scope include:
  • Restroom/shower building required by DSA
  • Added one (1) to two (2) years of escalation costsThe balance of Measure E program contingency fund is $15.4 million.  The following funding sources that are earmarked for capital facilities may be considered, but with some limitations:
  • The estimated project cost for this option is $4.36 million and will require an additional $0.2 million in funding ($4.36 million project cost less $4.16 million in approved funding). 
  • Fund 40-Special Reserve Fund for Capital Outlay Projects (commonly known as Sale of Site Fund) with $27.8 million in ending fund balance
  • Future reimbursement from Proposition 51 for the building at Mission San Jose High School that was built in 2012
  • Fund 25 - Capital Facilities Fund (commonly known as Developer Fees) with $20.2 million

 

Board votes 5-0 for Mission San Jose High School Swimming Pool Replacement Scope with additional $3.94 million to be generated from Sales Site funds.

 

Received a Presentation on the Revised 4th - 9th Grade Comprehensive Health, Puberty, and Sexuality Education Instructional Guides - The California Healthy Youth Act, enacted January 2016, requires school districts to provide students with integrated, comprehensive, accurate, and unbiased sexual health and HIV prevention education. While it must be taught in grades 7-12, at least once in middle school and once in high school, it may also be taught in any grade K-6, inclusive. Any time it is taught in grades K-6, sexual health and HIV prevention education must meet all requirements of the law other than the specific content requirements for grades 7-12. Fremont Unified School District was out of compliance to meet some of the requirements of this new law. A team of 4th - 9th grade teachers looked at existing curriculum and supplemental teacher resources. The Board received a presentation on the revised 4th - 9th Grade Comprehensive Health, Puberty, and Sexuality Education Instructional Guides.

 

Received a Presentation on Solar Energy Generation Systems - The Board of Trustees, community members, and students have expressed an interest in exploring a District solar energy system initiative. Staff has prepared a comprehensive presentation on solar energy generation and how it could apply to the District, which is set forth as an exhibit to this agenda item.  

 

Held a Public Hearing and Adopted the Fund 25 Capital Facilties Fund (Developer Fees) Annual and Five-Year Reports for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017 - In Fiscal Year 2016-17, the District received a total of $19,608,836 in revenues and expended $9,448,914 thereby increasing the ending fund balance by $10,159,922. The details are shown in the attached report.

 

 

See Video of entire meeting here 

 

The Board’s next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 10, 6:00pm (time subject to change), at the District Office Board Room – 4210 Technology Dr. – in Fremont.